Skip to main content

Night-eye, Fire


Published June 16, 1969



Description: From Gene Youngblood's Expanded Cinema: San Francisco art dealer James Newman [transformed] his Dilexi Gallery into the Dilexi Foundation in December, 1968, with the purpose of "allowing more freedom for the artist, reaching a general audience and making art an organic part of day-to-day life." Newman was among the few gallery owners to recognize television's potential as the most influential gallery in the history of art. He engaged in a joint project with KQED-TV to establish a regular series of programs in the form of an "open gallery," not to sell objects but to move information--the experiential information of aesthetic design and concept. Newman commissioned works by 12 artists including Kenneth Dewey, who died in a plane crash in 1972. In a tribute to his close friend, Nam June Paik mentions that Night-eye, Fire, Dewey's major video work, was chosen by WNET as "one of the best video-art works so far."

Source: 1 Tape of 1: 2 inch videotape: Quad

Collection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection

Rights: Copyrighted. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.


Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP).


Run time 00:44:54
Producer Coney, John
Audio/Visual Sound, Black and White and Color
Language English
Contact Information Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2625 Durant Avenue #2250, Berkeley, CA 94720-2250, Telephone: (510) 642-1437, email: bampfa@berkeley.edu, http://bampfa.berkeley.edu

Credits

Director: Dewey, Kenneth

Reviews

There are no reviews yet. Be the first one to write a review.
PEOPLE ALSO FOUND
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Source: 2 Tapesof 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
53
0
0
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette